App delivers the personal touch

Nilesh Makwana with his iPad, Postcare is an app which allows you to take a photo, send it and then it gets made into a postcard
Nilesh Makwana with his iPad, Postcare is an app which allows you to take a photo, send it and then it gets made into a postcard

The free app allows anyone with an iPhone or iPad to take a photograph, send it to the Good Samaritan warehouse in Canning Vale, have it printed as a hard copy postcard, stamped and sent in the post.

The postage cost is the same as a physical postcard at $3 domestic and $5 international.

Postcare operates from Regis Resourses’ West Perth office, (which provides money for posting and printing, and is maintained by Curtin University and Edith Cowan University students.

‘I didn’t want to make this commercial, I wanted this to be a 100 per cent community project for people to get together and support charity,’ Mr Makwana said.

‘I said to the Good Samaritans, ‘I will deliver the software, I will make the app, I’ll give it to you, then you have to run this enterprise’. Then every cent of profit goes to them, it is a perfect match.

‘Postcare is a way of taking care of the community while sharing memories with loved ones. I expect we will get very busy over the festive season.’

Postcare will be available on android devices before Valentine’s Day 2014.

For more information, visit postcareapp.com.au.